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By Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Lawrence Davidson

ISBN-10: 0813343887

ISBN-13: 9780813343884

The 9th variation of this generally acclaimed textual content via Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Lawrence Davidson has been largely revised to mirror the newest scholarship and the latest occasions within the center East. As an creation to the background of this turbulent quarter from the beginnings of Islam to the current day, the publication is exotic by means of its transparent sort, extensive scope, and balanced therapy. It specializes in the evolution of Islamic associations and tradition, the impression of the West, the modernization efforts of heart jap governments, the fight of varied peoples for political independence, the process the Arab-Israeli clash, the reassertion of Islamic values and gear, the problems surrounding the Palestinian query, and the jobs of Iraq and Iran within the post-9/11 center East. 9 maps newly commissioned for the 9th variation spotlight key elements of heart East background. well known examine aids, the chronology and the word list, were broadly revised, and the superlative bibliographic essay, a vital advisor to additional analyzing, has been completely rewritten to mirror present scholarship.

About the Authors
Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. is professor emeritus of heart East background at Pennsylvania nation collage. he's the writer of contemporary Egypt: starting place of a geographical region and the recipient of the Amoco beginning Award for impressive instructing and the 2000 heart East stories organization Mentoring Award.

Lawrence Davidson is professor of historical past at West Chester college. he's the writer of numerous books, together with America’s Palestine and Islamic Fundamentalism.

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Clever tactics helped the Muslims win, but nothing succeeds like success. To Muhammad’s people, victory was a tangible sign of God’s favor, a chance to gain captives and booty. The latter was divided among the warriors, except for a fifth that the Prophet took to support poor members of the umma. In addition, the victory at Badr enhanced the prestige of Islam—and of Medina—among the tribal Arabs. Even though the Meccans avenged themselves on the Muslims in  at Uhud, just north of Medina, they could not take the city itself.

She was eventually located and brought back to the main group by a young male Muslim. Aisha and her young escort probably spent several hours alone together. Soon gossip started, and Aisha’s reputation and Muhammad’s and Abu-Bakr’s honor were in danger. It was at this point that Ali, Muhammad’s son-in-law and cousin, recommended that Muhammad divorce her. Aisha never forgave Ali. As it happened, Muhammad received a revelation from God condemning all such gossip and setting strict requirements for proving adultery.

Instead, they became part of rootless mobs that often rioted over social or 0813343884-Goldschmidt 7:Layout 1 16 5/20/09 10:42 AM Page 16 Chapter 2: The Middle East Before Muhammad religious issues. In principle, an urbane tolerance of other people’s beliefs and customs was the hallmark of a Roman aristocrat. But we know that long before Rome adopted Christianity, its soldiers tried to put down a Jewish rebellion by destroying the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Many of Jesus’s early followers were tortured or killed for refusing to worship the Roman emperor.

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